MORE THAN £8,000 has been raised for St Richard’s Hospice by Droitwich Golf Club which organised a host of events for the cause throughout 2014.
Raffles, jumble sales, bridge drives, home-grown vegetable sales, clothes hangers sales and donations in lieu of Christmas cards were all held in aid of the charity.
A significant contribution came from the captains’ charity golf day and charity ball, along with an auction of prizes. They were donated by other local groups and the ball was supported by Barclays Bank, which matched the amount raised.
Last year, the hospice’s specialist nurses cared for 118 Droitwich patients in their own homes and 39 in the hospice’s specialist in-patient unit.
The family support team also offered bereavement support and counselling to their loved ones.
The club’s men’s captain Richard Hardy said the hospice was close to his family’s hearts as his father-in-law received such amazing care when he was ill.
“It seemed only right to choose them to be my charity during my year as captain and I would like to thank everyone who helped us raise this money.
“I am delighted that this gift will help the hospice continue to care for those who need them.”
Alison Parkes, St Richard’s senior fund-raiser, said; “We really appreciate the captains’ support for St Richard’s and are really grateful for this donation.
“It costs £475 to provide a day’s care for a patient with life-threatening illnesses in our in-patient unit, which has 17 beds.
“This donation will fund the whole unit for a day.”
Visit www.strichards.org.uk for more information.